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    srew somebody out of the company

    "He was planning to screw me out of the company since I had been saying no to his incompetent judgments he had been making." Is it OK with "srew out"?

    Is it grammatically correct? Is it possible to change the Peast Perfect Tense to the Past Progressive? "he used to make"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 06-Nov-2010 at 18:18.

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    Re: srew somebody out of the company

    To screw someone out of something means to cheat them, e.g., screw them out of a job, screw them out of money, screw them out of what was due them.

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    Re: srew somebody out of the company

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    To screw someone out of something means to cheat them, e.g., screw them out of a job, screw them out of money, screw them out of what was due them.
    What about the grammar thing? Is it OK with tenses I used? Could I "hypothetically' change "screw" to an F-word in "to srew someone out"?
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    Re: srew somebody out of the company

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What about the grammar thing? Is it OK with tenses I used? Could I "hypothetically' change "screw" to an F-word in "to s[c]rew someone out"?
    "He was planning on screwing me out of a promotion because I had confronted him on more than one occasion on the incompetent judgments he had been making."


    No, on the F-word; e.g., f*ck me out

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